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here is the two-two pitch. strike three called and the giants win the world series. [cheers and applause] we missed that cheer. pretty cool. >> good work. all right so let's meet them. first of all the coaches of the san francisco giants. tim flan ree. >> ron roatus. >> the hitting instructor and royalty from cure sal. >> giants first base coach roberto kelly. >> the great pitching coach of
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the best pitching staff on the planet, dave righetti. >> and saibian likes to call him pitching coach number two, mark gardener. >> coach and the catching instructor bill hayes. >> and giants hitting instructor joe lefebvre. >> there are only 23 managers in the long history of major league baseball who have won at least two world series. he's the first national manager to win two just like that since the mid-70's. ladies and gentlemen, the manager of the world champion giants, bruce bochy. [cheers and applause]
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>> that's right. bruce! okay. now let's meet the players themselves. [cheers and applause] we need to give this guy a big round of applause. unfortunately he couldn't be here because of a family emergency but he had the winning run in game four. give it up for ryan theriot. he saved a perfect game with the greatest catch of the season and he kept doing it all through the post season, left fielder number seven. gregor blank koa.
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>> he did it with his bat and with his words. the guy sort of got the giants going before game through with cincinnati, hunter pens. [cheers and applause] >> in game four in detroit he knocked in the first run with a triple off the right field wall, first base man number nine. brandon belt. >> a norn california native. he joined the giants later in the year and part of the home
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stretch. xavier nadel. >> this guy played andlet better he got. he could play almost anywhere and murdered left hand pitching. number 13. joaquin arias. >> a young out fielder who made his debut this year and helped the giants with his arm, with his speed, francisco ger rareo. >> fast runner, slow walker. center fielder, two post season lead off homers number 16
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angel pagan. >> we won't forget this one. awb ree huff. >> he was the clinching game and against the cardinals. ladies and gentlemen a perfect game number 18 matt cain. [cheers and applause] >> all right. who was the better trade acquisition than this guy. he turned into a hero for the giants in the post season, the mvp of the championship series, the winning hit in the world series, marco
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scutaro. [cheers and applause] >> giants back up catcher number 22 eli whiteside. >> well, i have a feeling he's going to have a few more awards to pick up in the next couple of weeks. he's already won several giants post season catcher all star buster posey.
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[cheers and applause] >> and buster's back up 22 years old. did a great job. number 29 hector sanchez. [cheers and applause] >> well, there have only been a couple of pitchers in the history of the game and one is kristi mather son and started with one run or fewer. he pitched so well all the way down the stretch for the giants. ryan vogelsong. [cheers and applause] >> this guy was an important
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man adding depth to the bull pen during the long season. please welcome number 34 right handers clay hensley. >> well, this next guy grew up a giants fan. i think he dreamed of being here one day. how many great plays about he make for the giants? short stop brandon crawford. [cheers and applause] >> we missed him this year, but in the restaurant he was there. hard to miss him. number 38. brian wilson. [cheers and applause]
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>> what a performance here in san francisco in game two of the world series. he's still only 23 years old. giants starting pitcher madison bumgarner. [cheers and applause] >> i don't think we will ever forget the eighth inning in game against detroit and strike out the best hitters they had to over. germ -- jeremy a felt. >> another great guy santiago castilla. >> wherever this guys goes
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championships seem to follow, a key man in the bull pen against this here, number 49, javier lopez. [cheers and applause] >> another one of brian saibian's great season moves picking up this left hander. jose mijares. >> literally he was unhittable in the world series and the post season. sergio romo. [cheers and applause]
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>> hard to describe what a job this next guy did. he became the giants' ultimate weapons in the playoffs in the world series, tim lincecum. [cheers and applause] >> and adding to the bull pen veteran guillermo mota. >> a pitcher who made the debut with the giants this year jean machi. >> this guy was acquired from the yankees at the end of spring training and he was so good and
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forced himself on to the roster, george cantos. >> okay. this guy needs a big, big applause for what he did against the cardinals to save the season, for what he did in the world series, giants pitcher left hander barry zito. [cheers and applause] >> audience: barry, barry, barry! >> he was there and came back to life, number 48, the mvp of the world series pablo sandoval.
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[cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the world champion 2012 san francisco giants. [cheers and applause] now to make a very special presentation please welcome the great mayor of the great city of san francisco mayor ed lee. >> audience: let's go giants! let's go giants. >> let's go giants. wow how
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thrilled we're are to have the world series champions back in san francisco. what a year it has been. it's been the year of the orange dragon. yeah! . orange october. but you know we have celebrated, we have screamed, we have shouted all year long and once again the giants have captured our imagination and team work and they did the hard work. often we look at sports and we have super stars and we have super stars but there is a motto on the clubhouse wall and it says "25 guys, one common goal,
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win today". [cheers and applause] and they certainly live up to this motto. when i see young people, all of the city supporting giants gear it's about the impact of this team. it is hard work, perseverance and hard work and work with each other. did bruce bochy and these 25 guys quick when they lost the first two games against cincinnati? no. did they accept the inevitable with st. louis? no. they carried on with determination and experts and pundits predicted that this san francisco giants was going to the world series and team work
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means everyone contributes and we saw those plays and three home runs for pablo sandoval right here in san francisco. [cheers and applause] . buster posey grand slam. [cheers and applause] outside there, yes! we saw the magic of the wonderful catch he did to save the out and jer nee affeldt and come up through the season and crow -- crawford saving the ball and all the pitchers and pitching their hearts out to zito to a felt and in comes romo . [cheers and applause] we needed everybody. we needed every skill. we needed that
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great team work so today in recognition of their second world series championship in three years i am proud to present the highest honor we have in this city, the key to the city and county of san francisco to the whole team of the san francisco giants. [cheers and applause] you know we usually give keys to individual dignitaries who have accomplished great things, whether it was the president of ireland or people like tony bennett who has contributed so many of their years to our history, or even a matt cain and his wonderful perfect game in san francisco. we normally celebrate those individual accomplishments but today we're going to break with that tradition and present this key to the entire team and the coaching staff. everybody involved with the giants, the investors, their front office.
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congratulations to a team that does not know how to quit, never gives up, and defies the odds at every opportunity. here's to showing the world who it means to play for each other. come on up larry for a key to the city to the whole team. [cheers and applause] and larry on behalf of a grateful city to the whole team we present you the city to the city for the whole organization involved. congratulations on a wonderful, wch championship for all of san francisco, the best fans in the world. [cheers and applause] now larry there's something else that you got to know. i'm going to clean up. when a world
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series champion sweeps the opponents they deserve something special, so as the former public works director i know a little bit about sweeping and we have a little love for the whole team. the first of many i hope, and this is the broom to the city for the giants, the first ever. yes! congratulations on sweeping the world series championship. >> thank you mr. mayor. both the broom and the key will find a sacred place at at&t park because it belongs to the wonderful fans of the san francisco giants, the best fans in the world. thank you.
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[cheers and applause] >> well, we just saw him but i wanted to give a formal introduction to a guy that has meant so much to this franchise, who grew up in san francisco rooting for the giantses and become a critical part of this giants organization, the giants president laurence baer. [cheers and applause] >> welcome giants fans everywhere. hello to way back. look at this. wow! what do you say we make a habit of getting together like this every late october? what do you think?
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[cheers and applause] we all saw a lot of familiar faces and heard a lot of familiar voices on the parade route today. there were faces and voices which from february through october energized our players and coaches and manager and enabled them to bring home a world series championship. thank you. my favorite sign on the parade route was very simple. it said "san francisco, the happiest place on earth". and we're a happy place today because we see what a team can do in a two way love affair to bring a city and a team together as one. i remember when flying back from detroit on monday as the city flew over the
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beautiful city in the bay area we all in the giants family wish we could go door to door to blow kirbs to every one of you to return the unconditional love you provided us selling out all 89 home games and all the wonderful fanses, and i see some of you that traveled withed team, road warriors to make road games feel like home games. you inspired us. we know you filled this plaza on sunday when we were in detroit. we know you cheer friday your couches at home, from your neighborhood street parties and then throughout october with the city we lit up the city. it was a washid orange from coit tower to the ferry building to right here at city hall. what can we take away from our 2012 giants? i believe we can take away life
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lessons. vuch teachable moments for our children and our team did face challenges and whether facing injuries or newly acquired players or facing elimination game one after another. what were the life lessons? never give up no matter how high the mountain is to climb. have integrity and conduct yourself with professionalism. did this team do that? absolutely. play with a team with unselfish devotion. trust one another and love your team teammates and in always do so have fun and it's meant to be played as a game, so for the
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rest of our lives i know this truly resonates for many of us. for the rest of our lives we will remember this team as a brilliant team, a team of character, a team of chemistry, and a team that ultimately clicked and we developed a short hand around our heroes and our giants experience that will always go on. harsh -- hash tag -- the baby ge raf, the freak, the horse, and the bull and on and on and on. that's what we love about this team. one national writer observed "whatever goes on in the san francisco clubhouse it's not like the rest of baseball". well, i have
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something to add to that. i would say whatever goes on in our front office also is not like the rest of baseball. a championship team has an architect and our general manager brian saibian and his incredible staff are the best in baseball. [cheers and applause] he built a baseball operations department that is a model for scooting and analytics and player development and training and conditioning and brian has the perfect partner in executing all of this, and of course it is bruce bochy and his coaching staff. [cheers and applause] the last giant manager to win more than one world series was john mcgraw in 1921, but don't
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let bochy fool you with his seemingly easy going nature. the wheels are always turning with him and we can say there is no finer manager in the game today. [cheers and applause] i want to acknowledge the foundation of the giants organization, our ownership group, 32 strong lead by charles johnson. they stepped up to serve as a stalt walt of this franchise and saved it in 1976 and then brought it to san francisco in the first place in 1958. i am proud each owner during the 55 years in san francisco is represented here today. as a fourth generation san franciscan growing up in the
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richmond district my heroes did wear orange and black. i watched them with my dad and mays and the other players. they're all here today. i knew their story as well as i knew my own because their stories were mine. they were part of my heritage. my parents passed it down to him just as brandon crawford's parents passed it to him and you're passing it your children and pam and i are passing it our children. all my heroes still wear orange and black. there are those on the stage but there are also other people in orange and black. figuratively if not literally. they are the full time employees of this organization and the 1,000 event employees who work hard everyday to make sure the story of the san francisco
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giants, the world champion san francisco giants is an extraordinary one. round for applause for all of the people that work for the giants and so you our fans and the familiar voices and faces. you have become our heroes as well. no team wins a world series without a little manic and that is you, the fans. baseball is continuous. every generation writes its own chapter. how incredible is this? right now right here our second world championship in three years. this is our chapter. [cheers and applause] so to paraphrase hunter hunter pence. let's look into each other eyes and remember the
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moment. remember this moment. let's enjoy every minute. let's enjoy what we have together as a team, as a city and a community. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> thanks larry. well, larry mentioned this next gentleman that we need to hear from. here's the architect of this giants franchise in so many ways. here's the longest tenure manager in baseball. he brought his giants to the playoffs six times and five san francisco giants world -- pennants and upon general manager. please welcome brian saibian. >> >> thank you. i didn't think i would be nervous or emotional but i'm all of that right now.